Complaint Filed Against County of Santa Barbara to Block Illegal Camp 4 Agreement

A complaint was filed against the County of Santa Barbara to prevent it from allowing the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to develop over 1,400 acres of agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley known as Camp 4. The complaint argues that the County cannot agree to a development that violates the Santa Ynez […]

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Activists Sue Santa Barbara, Alleging Voting Rights Violations

By Jean Merl Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2014 Santa Barbara on Tuesday joined the ranks of California cities to be sued over their method of electing public officials. Five Spanish-surnamed registered voters in the city of more than 88,000 filed suit in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, claiming the city is in violation of […]

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Elections Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Calif.—After months of discussion and failed promises by the Santa Barbara City Council to review/reform the current election system, a lawsuit was filed today against the City of Santa Barbara demanding that district-based elections replace the current at-large voting system so that Latino voters would be properly represented on the city council. The […]

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